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Pentane has the molecular formula `C_(5)H_(12)`. It has
A. 5 covalent bonds
B. 12 covalent bonds
C. 16 covalent bonds
D. 17 covalent bonds

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The structural formula of pentane `C_(5)H_(12)` is
`H-underset(H)underset(|)overset(H)overset(|)C-underset(H)underset(|)overset(H)overset(|)C-underset(H)underset(|)overset(H)overset(|)C-underset(H)underset(|)overset(H)overset(|)C-underset(H)underset(|)overset(H)overset(|)C-H`
It contains 16 covalent bonds.

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